СОР № 1 Английский язык 9 класс Earth and our place in it

Английский язык - 9 класс, Русский 🇷🇺 2 четверть

Earth and our place in it


Present your ideas on the topic: ‘Earth and our place in it’. Talk to your partner about the
topic for 2-3 minutes. Ask your partner and answer your partners’ comments on your speech
with explanations or clarifications. Use 1-2 arguments with examples based on your experience
to support your speech.
The following questions will help you organize your conversation.
1. What do you do in your life to care for the Earth?
2. What natural hazards are there on Earth? Do they affect you?
3. What will happen to the Earth if all humans disappear from it?
4. What images spring to mind when you hear the word ‘Earth’?
5. What are your feelings towards the Earth?
6. What do you know about the history of the Earth?
7. What are the main factors that influence Climate change?
Learners prepare their speeches individually. First, they should brainstorm the ideas on a given
topic. They are allowed to use the given questions below to organize their conversations. They
should also think about possible questions and comments that their partners may ask them and be
ready to respond these questions/comments. Then they are divided into groups of four and within
the group they are also divided into pairs. Each pair of learners presents their speeches to each
other. While one pair of learners is delivering the speech, the second pair of learners is assessing
the delivering speech using observation checklist below. Teacher facilitates the learners through
ongoing monitoring.
Observation checklist
Did the participant …
 present idea on topic?
 organise speech logically?
 give arguments with examples to support his/her idea?
 ask follow-up questions?
 answer partner’s questions?
 speak clearly?
 involved actively in discussion?
What is the most interesting thing your partner said? ________________________________




It really is a good idea to put rubbish into different containers if there is a recycling service in your town or city. Recycling saves energy and natural resources, and it reduces the amount of rubbish that goes into landfill. For example, all your food waste should be separated as this can be recycled to produce electricity or fertilizer. For glass, this can be recycled many times. This saves using natural resources and energy to make new glass.


There are very few things we can’t recycle. Glass, paper, food, cardboard and metal are all OK. Tetra Pak are trickier because they are made from various materials which are difficult to recycle. PET bottle recycling is complicated, too. It’s expensive, but possible. Clothes are in a different category because they can be reused rather than recycled. They just need to be washed and given to somewhere like a charity. And lastly, shopping bags. These are mainly made of plastic and can’t be recycled. The best thing is to reuse your own bag.


It’s good to wash certain items as it makes it easier for them to be recycled and it also reduces the problem of smell. The two types of rubbish you can wash fairly easily at home are glass items, like bottles and jars, and PET bottles. It’s a good idea to wash drink cans, too.


One way to reduce the amount of rubbish we produce is to be careful what you buy. For example, we waste a lot of food because we don’t plan our meals properly or just buy something because it looks tasty. We should cut back on the amount we buy and eat everything we do buy! It’s simple, really.